Nigeria records 58 new COVID-19 cases, total hits 59345
As the battle against Coronavirus continues, Nigeria has recorded 58 new cases of the deadly virus in eight states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its official Twitter handle in its daily update yesternight.
The centre, NCDC revealed that Plateau topped the list with 18 new infections, followed by Lagos with 15 and Katsina with 10.
Recall that the last time daily count of COVID-19 positive cases dropped lower than 90 cases which was recorded in April and the country had confirmed less than 2,000 infections in total.
In May, the total increased to over 10,000, with the country moving from 1,932 cases as of April 30, to 10,162 COVID-19 infections by May 31.
By June 30, the total had crossed 25,000, while July 31 saw the country hit 43,151 confirmed coronavirus infections.
One month later, the country added over 10,000 new cases, increasing the total to 54,008 as of August 31, but in September, the daily count started to drop, bringing it to 58,848 positive samples by the end of the month.
It was also learnt that the recoveries also dropped significantly with 50 patients discharged across the country.
Meanwhile, no new death was recorded, leaving the fatality toll at 1,113.
Out of a total of 59,345 people now confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus in Nigeria, 50,768 have recovered.
58 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,113 deaths pic.twitter.com/RRKOhxnr0y
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) October 4, 2020
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